Olentangy’s Wolfe signs to swim at Cleveland St.Published 11:57pm Sunday, July 8, 2012
By JIM WALKER
Tribune Sports Editor
LEWIS CENTER — Fortunately, Madison Wolfe’s career is all wet.
The Olentangy Lady Braves senior swimmer put together an outstanding high school career that has earned her a scholarship with the Cleveland State University Vikings.
“I am so excited to be a part of this swim program,” said Wolfe. “It feels like family. I love everything about CSU: the coaches, swimmers, the campus and, of course, the natatorium.”
A two-time team captain, Wolfe heads to Cleveland State with a arm-load of school records. She was the high point award winner all four years for the Braves, a district qualifier in two individual and two relay events all four years.
She holds five school records including her favorite event, the 100-meter backstroke at 58.17 seconds.
As a senior, she was a league champion in the event. She also swam the backstroke leg on the 200-meter individual medley relay team that set a school record at 1:54.12.
“All the 5 a.m. wake-up calls for practice have finally paid off,” she said.
Vikings’ swimming and diving coach Wally Morton is impressed with Wolfe, both in and out of the water. She is a four-year scholar-athlete who plans to major in business administration and is considering law school upon graduation.
“Like all of our signees this year, Madison has strong values and a wonderful personality and will contribute more to our team than just her fast swimming,” said Morton.
“She made some great strides as a senior and will hit the ground running as a Viking. Her positive attitude will be an asset to our stroke group next fall and we expect her to push our backstrokers to even higher levels of success.”
Madison is the daughter of former Ironton point guard and current Olentangy athletic director Jay Wolfe who has also served as an assistant basketball coach at Ohio University and head coach at Capital.
Her mother is the former Shari Wallace and she is the granddaughter of Joyce Wallace — now of Columbus — and John and Jan Wolfe of Ironton.
Besides swimming, Wolfe also played tennis at Olentangy.